Rez HD

March 10, 2008

When Rez HD was announced for the Xbox Live Arcade as an early 2008 release, Microsoft was answering the prayers of thousands of gamers who had been enjoying the little-known game on the Dreamcast and PlayStation 2 since late 2001. There were many outcries for a port on a current generation console, mostly for reasons involving a desire for an HD version of the game, as well as hearing the game in surround sound. Their cries were for good reason: the game looks great and sounds even better.

Rez is, at its core, a music game. At first glance, many would consider it an on-rails shooter similar to games like Panzer Dragoon or Star Fox. What separates Rez from those games is its fundamental relation to music. The game has its own soundtrack playing in the background, but every move you make and every enemy you kill makes a particular sound. The game literally makes it impossible for you to create a A

Score: 5/5

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